Trying to “make every moment count” as her father advises, Ernestine Buckmeister is shepherded to and from her daily tuba, yoga, karate, knitting, sculpting, water ballet and yodeling lessons by her Nanny O’Dear.
Author: Nicki Richesin
Sometimes our children need encouragement—especially when they’re feeling a little shy in a new environment. Let’s face it; sometimes we all need a little bolstering to confront new experiences. The following books may help your children do so with grace and boost their confidence.
“Franklin’s Big Dreams,” is David Teague’s first picture book, based on dreams he had when he was little but didn’t quite figure out until he wrote “Franklin.”
The Brothers Grimm were especially gifted at creating dark and often haunting fairy tales, but these books have a bit more gentle appeal. They also may serve as a great conversation starter with your children about the inherent danger of talking to strangers.
Sleeping Bootsie by Maribeth Boelts with illustrations by Patricia Cantor is a delightful spin-off of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.
Gloria Houston, author of the timeless classic THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE, has created another winner with her latest MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE. Based on the true story of Houston’s beloved childhood librarian Dorothy Thomas, this is a touching tribute to how generously Thomas shared her great love of books with generations of life-long readers.